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hello, good afternoon, i'm victor blackwell. >> i'm alisyn camerota. more than two weeks after derek chauvin's conviction on state charges for killing george floyd, a federal grand jury indicted the former minneapolis police officer on charges of violating george floyd's rights. chauvin is charged with depriving floyd of his right to be free from unreasonable seizure which includes unreasonable use of force. >> also charged the three other
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ex-officers now who were with chauvin the day floyd died. two officers not intervening to stop use of force and prosecutors are coming down for allegedly not giving floyd medical aid. omar joins us. derek chauvin is still awaiting sentencing for the state conviction. talk us through the indictments. >> three counts listed out of federal rights violations and on the first count it specifically singles out derek chauvin over the course of this he held his knee across floyd's neck and george floyd laid on the ground handcuffed and unresisting and kept his knees on floyd's neck and body even after floyd became unresponsive. that second count listed singles
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out thao and alexander kueng and said they were aware of what chauvin was doing and did not make any attempts to intervene. and then the third count incompasses all the officers and they were all aware that george floyd needed medical aid and none of them made the attempt to do so in a timely manner. we reached out to the attorneys for all four of these officers and haven't gotten a response back. although form officers thao, kueng and lane were all in court this morning. this is separate from the cases playing out at the state level and separate from a recently announced department of justice probe into the patterns and practices at the minneapolis police department. >> and then, omar, this other element to this. indicted derek chauvin for a separate incident in 2017 against a 14-year-old. what was that? >> on top of the federal
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indictment encompassing all the four officers another federal indictment against derek chauvin stemming from a 2017 incident where he responded to a domestic assault call and as that indictment reads the count one alleges that on september 4th, 2017, chauvin without legal justification held the teenager by the throat and struck the teenager multiple times in the head with a flashlight. count two charges that chauvin held his knee on the neck and the upper back of the teenager even after he was lying prone, handcuffed and unresisting, also resulting in bodily injury. according to court documents that teen needed to be taken to the hospital after that and state prosecutors wanted to include that incident in the chauvin trial but thrown by judge peter cahill. this comes as we still await the trial at the state level for the other three former officers in this and just weeks after derek chauvin was convicted of second
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degree unintentional murder and third degree murder. >> omar jimenez, thank you. legal analyst and charles coleman trial attorney. thank you for being with us. this charge against chauvin depriving floyd of his right against unreasonable seizure. how common of a charge is this? >> well, we see these kinds of charges being brought by federal prosecutors in cases involving police use of force. however, it's not that common to see a federal civil rights case, victor, brought when there has been conviction in a state matter like we've seen in derek chauv chauvin's case. this is a new day at the federal level in terms of how the department of justice will look at these cases. you can think back to michael brown and eric garner and so many men killed by police officers and we saw their family members and attorneys ask for these federal civil rights
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charges to be brought. but the charges ws were elusive. mayor garland said he'll take the prosecution of police officers very seriously and this is a big first step in terms of mayor garland living up to those promises he made as he was being appointed as to the new attorney general. i think many people in the community activists and advocates. this is the kind of justice they have been calling for. so, very significant charges that carry very significant penalties. >> charles, it's really interesting and, of course, troubling. i mean, deeply troubling to hear about this other charge in 2017 against a teenager and i'll just read it again although omar just told us because i want to put a finer point on it. chauvin also allegedly put his knee on the teenager's neck and upper back. there is that same mo again. so, why does this charge get
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included in all of this indictment? >> i think to the point that areva just made, this is about garland and the department of justice making it very clear that there is a new day and a new message around accountability and law enforcement with regard to the abuses that we have seen with respect to people in communities of color. i think that with regard to derek chauvin and what we saw with his case with this 14-year-old and that indictment, what that tells us eyes do not lie to us when we saw the videotape around george floyd and that derek chauvin had a pattern and practice in engaging not only recklessly harmful but excessively forceful use of behavior when it came to certain, when it came to certain when it comes to being a law enforcement officer. alisyn, what is important for your viewers to understand is that this is so powerful because for years we saw law enforcement in america execute ideas,
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actions like this without being held accountable on a federal level. so now that they're going backwards and looking at something that took place in 2017 that sends such a powerful message that they're doing things differently and taking a different approach in terms of holding police accountable. >> areva, the indictments against officers s thao and lan. they acted with willful indifference to substantial harm to floyd. any potential conviction or trial using that justification? what's the message the implication of the indictment of just standing by as george floyd died there? >> the message, victor, is loud and clear. you can't stand by and watch a fellow officer execute or cause bodily harm to a citizen. it is not excusable for you to
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say you're not the person who put your hands on that particular civilian. you have an affirmative obligation to take steps to make sure your fellow officers are not harming individuals. we saw this play out in the state trial because, you know, the juror, the juror that has been in the news lately said during his questionnaire he asked the question or he was asked about his impression about police officers. yes, he saw the videotape but troubled to him why the other officers didn't step in. so many people who watched that videotape had, three other officers, four other officers actually on the scene and no one took action. this indictment is saying that kind of conduct is criminal conduct and you will be prosecuted for it. >> charles, what do these federal charges mean for derek chauvin's sentencing which is coming up on june 25th? >> well, i don't know how much they're going to impact the sentencing because at the end of the day they are just charges. so, the judge will have to consider whether they want to delay the sentencing or push the sentencing down the road to see
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how these changes play out. but ultimately he is going to be sentenced on what he was convicted for in state court but there are going to be a number of factors that prosecutors between now and then will be using to try and maximize the sentence and even go beyond what the normal sentencing guidelines would be. so, it remains to be seen whether prosecutors may try to use the fact that these federal charges have now been added to his indictment as a means of presenting additional aggr aggravating factors. right now all judge cahill is going to do is sentence him on what he has been convicted of in state court and potentially consider some of the aggravating factors that prosecutors are going to be present. >> areva martin and charles coleman, thank you both. the family of andrew brown jr. is expected to soon see that body cam video of his killing. you'll remember the deputy shot him multiple times on april 21st.
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a judge in north carolina has now ruled that the family will get immediate access to the footage of that encounter with deputies. up until now the family had only been able to see about 20 seconds of final moments. the family should be able to access all the footage nearly two hours in length. before brown was shot she moved his car towards deputies who were trying to execute a search warrant. the sheriff's department says it's not clear if the family will watch the footage today. we'll continue to follow it. up next president biden's response to a pretty disappointing job's report. the country is still digging its way out of a very deep hole. the depate over how to do that, next.eeth s ensitivity as well as gum issues. does it worry me? absolutely. sensodyne sensitivity and gum gives us a dual action effect that really takes care of both our teeth sensitivity as well as our gum issues. there's no question it's something that i would recommend. protect your pet this flea and tick season with chewy.
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president biden is advocating for more assistance for middle class families after today's disappointing jobs report. the u.s. added only 266,000 jobs in april, that's a fraction of the million jobs many economists were expecting. >> a debate about how to revive the slow moving recovery. some employers and lawmakers are arguing that workers are choosing increased unemployment benefits over paycheck. here's what the president said to counter that. >> i know some employers are having trouble filling jobs but what this report shows is that there's a much bigger problem. n notwithstanding the commentary you might have heard this morning. it is that our economy still has eight million fewer jobs than when this pandemic started. the data shows that more workers, more workers are
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looking for jobs and many can't find them. >> cnn senior white house correspondent phil mattingly is with us. so, phil, did the president lay out solutions, a plan on how to get a better report for may when it comes out? >> you know, i think when we heard from president biden today and what i'm hearing from white house officials all morning, this just underscores that they're not shifting from their approach going forward. obviously, you talk about the $1.9 trillion covid relief plan they already passed into law and the more than $4 trillion in economic and infrastructure proposals they put on the table. they expected the numbers to be significantly higher and based on positive economic data whether it be gdp or private jobs growth or weekly unemployment claims dropping that the report was going to look significantly different. it doesn't change their approach. i think what you saw the president do today is acknowledge that there is still a long way to go. keep in mind, there was a two-month period where the u.s.
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dropped about 22 million jobs. i've never seen that before at that scale. also using the remarks in the wake of that report to push back on the very significant criticism his administration has gotten from republicans and also from some democratic economists. republicans on what you mentioned, expanded unemployment benefits $300 a week from that $1.9 trillion package and administration officials and the president saying they see no signs that is having an impact on disincentvising workers from going back to work. but also republicans and some democratic economists raising concern that the scale of the proposals the president has put on the table is going to lead to inflationary cycle. the president pushing back on that today. the white house is very clear about how they plan to move forward with that legislative agenda not moving off based on one economic report particularly given the fact that data in the wake of a pandemic seems kind of perplexing at this point in time
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and with very key meetings with congressional leaders and top republicans next week at the white house to discuss the legislative plans. >> phil, stick around if you would. we have more questions and bring in cnn economics and political commentator catherine. great to see you. what is going on? why so many fewer jobs this month than expected? >> we don't know exactly. certainly the numbers were much lower than had been expected. the industry that did the best happens to be the one that had been complaining the most about being unable to find workers, that is accommodation and food services. we don't know, of course, how the hiring patterns might have looked in the absence of more generous unemployment benefits or other kind of factors. we don't know when it is. but it's puzzling. i think there are a number of reasons to be concerned about labor supply being suppressed in some way. you know, workers wanting jobs but still being hesitant to take the jobs on offer.
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some of that might have to do with, of course, with the fact that they are getting more generous unemployment benefits but a lot of other factors, too. including lack of access to child care, public transit cutbacks the risk of getting sick at work and the risk of getting assaulted at work. if you tell a customer to wear a mask, et cetera. a lot of complex things going on here and employers are certainly saying that they're having trouble finding workers and yet there are millions of workers out there who say, hey, i'm trying to find a job but i can't find one that will have me that will also suit my needs. >> we know the restaurant industry is being hit especially hard. we heard that from restaurant owners across the country. cath catherine, let me stay with you for this one. treasury secretary janet yellen expects the u.s. will get back to full employment by next year considering the numbers we've seen in this recent jobs report is that a rosy assessment or realistic? >> it depends on whether you
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think the numbers from last month are a temporary blip and they may well be or they're a more permanent slow down. at the pace of hiring that we saw last month, it would take another 2 1/2 years before we recovered essentially all the jobs that have been lost since covid. we want more jobs than that because the population has grown. so, yellen, the secretary of the treasury, may well be right that things will speed up particularly as more people get vaccinated and more restrictions on business are relaxed, but the april numbers are a cause for concern and the question is what do we do now to make it easier both for employers to feel comfortable hiring and for workers to decide, yeah, it's a good choice for me and for my family that i may be worried about to go back to work. some options that have been on the table beyond the ones i was just talking about like reopening schools and having greater access to child care might be some sort of reemployment bonus.
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you get rehired and then all of a sudden you get a cash bonus of some kind. that could maybe tip people over the edge. that has been a popular idea in republican circles. i can see democrats potentially going for something like that and that could potentially, you know, speed up or at least delay some of the hesitation that workers are expressing at this point on why the options on the table might not be great. >> what about that, phil? the governor of montana said he is going to do. they have decided that they think that the federal aid that workers are getting is a disincentive and here's the math. the average benefit in, let's look at montana, that workers are getting with all the stimulus is 676 per week. and minimum wage you get $350 per week. so, they're going to stop, montana's governor and south carolina's governor are going to stop offering those benefits. here's what mitch mcconnell had to say.
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he's convinced that in his state the federal aid is a disincentive. s . >> we've been so generous with our plus ups to unemployment insurance and the checks we've been sending everybody that a great many kentuckians and americans look at the situation and find they're better off financially to stay home rather than to go back to work. so, we have inflationary issues and we have difficulty in getting people to do the work to meet the new demand. >> phil, it sounded like biden dismissed that out of hand in what you played for us. >> obviously, the president and his top economic officials don't believe it is as pervasive as perhaps republican lawmakers, governors and also private businesses. look the white house acknowledges or white house officials i have spoken to say they are hearing from business owners who are making clear this is an issue. they are having problems luring workers back and they are citing
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the businesses people like the u.s. chamber of congress and republican lawmakers believe that the disincentive is real. i think when you talk to white house officials, they try and point out that there is a bigger picture here. right. a convergence of several factors most of which catherine has already laid out. this is a tight labor market type of a situation. but if you look at the rationale for why that would be, not just the fact that people are scared to go back to work because of the virus. maybe people are waiting to see because they see the economy is coming back to see what other types of jobs might be available going forward. but you also because of the pandemic have severe supply chain issues that have led to dramatic work shortages by companies in the automotive industry and the construction industry, as well. just a lot of things happening right now and i think when you talk to white house officials, they made clear that payment, that enhanced benefit was so workers could stay out of work essentially until they felt comfortable going back and white house officials said that point hasn't been reached yet but they hope it will be reached soon.
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the covid situation continues to be dire in many parts of the world. cnn has correspondents around the globe to bring you the latest starting in japan where a state of emergency was just extended. cnn's blake got access to an overwhelmed hospital. >> reporter: if two patients are admitted today and another two patients tomorrow and all cases are severe, the day after tomorrow we'll already be in crisis. >> reporter: a crisis that has the potential to explode in just a few months when tens of thousands of people from more than 200 countries enter japan to participate in the upcoming summer olympic games. a frightening scenario for this nurse who has been treating covid-19 patients since the beginning. >> translator: i'm sorry for the athletes, but i'm terrified that the olympics are going to happen. is it really worth it? we're in the middle of the
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fourth wave and what is the point of having the olympic games now? >> the international olympic committee is not mandating vaccinations, but does encourage it. the ioc says it expects a significant portion of participants to be vaccinated and some countries like south korea and australia plan to vaccinate and as for japan the vaccine rollout is under way and going very slowly. less than 1% of the population has been fully vaccinated. >> india has recorded more than 400,000 new daily cases of covid-19 for the third time in the last seven days breaking global records once again. india has reported almost 21.5 t million total cases the second highest after the u.s. according from the john hopkins university. announcing a temporary lockdown the concern for the state is the spread of the virus to rural areas. the positivity rate in the western state stands at 51.4%,
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according to the state's health minister. the reason behind the spike in cases is an influx of domestic tourists since november last year and lax restrictions. backtracked on his comments on a third wave being inevitable. the third wave can now be avoided with effective guidelines in place. >> in colombia where demonstrators are gearing up for another day of protests. one of 200 cities and towns throughout the country that are calling on the government to act to address this widening economic inequality that is only worsened by the pandemic and calling on government officials to discuss as heavy handed police tactics. mainly the police response to some of these demonstrations that have taken a violent turn especially in the city. all of this started about a week and a half ago when the president rolled out this extra
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plan that he hoped would help the country improve economically. amid criticism he then withdrew that plan but at this point it's too late to calm some of those criticisms and some of the protesters calling on him to resign and to find a better way of improving the lives of millions of colombians affected by positiviv poverty and most r the pandemic. >> thanks to our correspondents around the world. big fan of donald trump now, but she has not always been. growing questions about how and why she is now so loyal to the former president and about her conservative credentials.
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>> i think he has been insulting to women and i think this is mr. trump's peak moment and i think we're going to see his numbers change. i think in the presidential field there are some candidates who over the long run and they've already started this process are somewhat disqualifying themselves with untruthful statements. >> david mcintosh is a former republican congressman from indiana and the president of the conservative club pack for growth. you and the group, club for growth oppose stefanik taking over for congresswoman liz cheney. i want to talk about that in just a second. before we get into the leadership conversation, do you believe that joe biden legitimately earned enough votes to win the presidency and that former president trump's claim that the election was stolen was a lie? >> so, let me tell you there's a lot of investigation going on right now. the process worked its way and
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joe biden was picked by the electoral college as the next president. he's been sworn in. so, i think when it comes to the questions about election integrity, we should let the facts come out. >> that wasn't the question, sir. >> no, no, but joe biden's the president of the united states. >> yes, but did he win enough legitimate votes to win the presidency and is the claim from the former president that the election was stolen a lie? >> i think we don't know that until we know what the facts are. let's let the facts come out and we'll know. i'm saying the process has worked. we have joe biden as our president. >> the facts have come out and dozens of judges found no evidence of widespread fraud and secretaries of state across the country have found the same thing. let's move on to the leadership conversation here. >> okay. >> you said congresswoman stefanik would be a terrible leader. why? >> she's a liberal republican.
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she didn't support president trump's tax cuts. she wanted to keep the u.s. and the climate accord which would destroy american energy jobs and now they're saying let's make her a leader to oppose joe biden when he tries to repeal the very tax cuts that she didn't vote for. i think it's a terrible choice for them. what they should do is have an open election process and once there's a vacancy take several weeks and let lots of republicans put their names forward and see who would be best. what they need in the republican party in congress is people who truly believe the principles the republican party stands for. smaller government, freedom, common sense approach to rebuilding the economy and elise stefanik has a long record of not being on board with those. politicians will say anything to get elected, but the american people they catch on to that and they want to see republicans who truly believe those principles. >> it's interesting because that's pretty similar to what
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you said about former president trump then candidate trump in 2015. it seems like stefanik is doing similar to the transition you did on president trump. let's read from 2015, you called donald trump the worst republican candidate on economic issues. it's astonishing that he's even running as a republican. and then president trump levied tariffs, he subsudyes and supporting taking land for the wall and those aren't part of conservative orthodox and in 2020 you called him a free market conservative. are we seeing similar to what the club for growth did over a five-year span to what we're seeing from elise stefanik, a transition on the former president? >> no, i think it's very different. the club for growth supported the president when it came to passing the massive tax cuts that generated huge economic growth. the club for growth supported the president when he pulled out of the climate accord so we
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could protect american energy industry and start being a net exporter of carbon energy. no, we've supported his policies. she's not been on board for the policies for the really good things that president trump did. >> so, let's talk about the positions of your group. you know, there is a score card for each member of congress. if this is about conservative principles, liz cheney has a rating, a lifetime scorecard nearly double that of elise stefanik, if you want a conservative in that position, do you support liz cheney holding on to her leadership? >> let me tell you what i think the ideal republican leadership candidate is. it's somebody who will be truly faithful to conservative principles. we like to see them at the 90% rate and then somebody who can actually appeal the way president trump did to working families to say america is a great country. we are going to create jobs and
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have the american dream. i think you combine those two things and you've got the ideal leadership for the republican party. elise stefanik doesn't really believe in those principles. liz cheney is saying there's no place for trump. so the trump voters hear that as saying there is no place for them. those two types of leadership don't work. what you need is somebody who's truly principled and believes in the things the party says it stands for and welcomes all the. >> this is a fight over principle, is it not? >> for some reason people hear her talking about the president and trump voters think, well, she doesn't want us in the party either. and that's a formula for not regaining the majority and not winning. i think we've got to find leaders who can appeal to those voters who liked what president trump did to build the economy, create jobs, keep the american
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dream and at the same time be very faithful to those principles and not just say anything to get elected and then do something different once they get into office. >> but also some of the actions of the trump administration are direct conflicts to what you on the website. your group released a poll from wyoming on popularity of the congresswoman, liz cheney. are you planning to back a challenger in a primary against liz cheney? >> we've been interviewing a lot of the candidates out there. when we find somebody that fits that description, a true believer but can also reach out to the average american family and worker the way president trump did. if there's someone like that that we identify and i can share with you. there are two or three that are thinking about running who would be great congressmen from wyo wyoming. so, we spent a lot of time interviewing, vetting, researching the candidates and
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we're looking to see if we can find somebody that really fits that bill. >> okay, former indiana congressman david mcintosh, thank you so much for your time, sir. >> thank you. okay, victor. four more asian women attacked just this week alone. and some u.s. diplomats say the discrimination has made it harder for them to do their jobs. we'll talk about that, next.
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the wave of attacks against the asian american community continues. in san francisco a suspect is now in custody after reportedly stabbing two elderly asian women tuesday who were waiting for a bus. in new york, police release this disturbing video of two asian women being attacked by a stranger with a hammer after the suspect yelled at them to take off their masks. violence and hate crimes against the asian community has surged since the coronavirus outbreak and a new cnn report also finds that many asian american diplomats say they were denied assignments related to asia because of concerns about their loyalty. they say that sidelining them
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has national security consequences for the u.s. with china. andy is a democratic congressman from new jersey and former diplomat who is now speaking out about the obstacles he faced in the state department. congressman, great to have you. >> thanks for having me. >> so, you were a diplomat and had top secret security clearance and worked as an adviser to general david petraeus in afghanistan but you were banned from working on issues pertaining to korea. why and by whom? >> that's right. i remember one day, you know, this was after i came back from working in afghanistan, showed up at my desk one day at the state department and there was an envelope on the desk and i opened it and read it and it said i was banned on working anything related to korea which was so confusing in so many ways. i wasn't working on anything to korea. this was preactively the government decided to tell me i was banned. i felt like they were saying that they didn't trust me.
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there >> you were born in boston, correct? >> that's right. i was born in the united states. i don't even speak korean very well. it was just so confusing to me why this would be triggered. again, even when i wasn't trying to work on something related to korea. it just worried me about whether or not i could actually have a career at the state department. >> you weren't alone. we're hearing this from other asian-american diplomats. so, did anybody explicitly say that they challenged your loyalty and questioned if you would be able to work on asian affairs? >> well, the letter itself gets that across. you know, when they're saying i can't work on something simply because of my last name and my heritage, they're telling me that they worry that if i'm doing something related to korea, that i might not be acting in the best interest of america. that's what that restriction was about. and i tried to appeal it. wasn't able to.
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i tried to talk to higher-ups at the state department. a lot of them just told me, look, just let it be, let it pass. i just felt they were not taking seriously the disrespect that was shown towards me as someone who put myself in harm's way to work in afghanistan, that endured numerous security clearances before. what was the problem? they just wouldn't tell me, wouldn't be up front. >> your experience was during the obama administration. is it your impression that things have gotten worse for asian-american diplomats since then? >> i don't know. i mean, i've heard from different asian-american diplomats the challenges they're facing. something i went through, others are facing. others have had experiences in a much more difficult way in which they were trying to get assignments or posts working in asia or working on asian issues and were banned. that is certainly something that has affected them. i have had conversations with
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senior leadership at the state department recently. they are aware of this and they are digging into this. but i don't think we know just yet how deep of a problem this is. so, certainly for me, i'm on the foreign affairs committee in congress. i'm doing my best to shine a light on this and come up with a real plan to address it. >> and explain how this discrimination does impact national security of the u.s., particularly as it competes with china? >> well, one thing i keep thinking about it just how when i was working at the state department, they kept saying our diversity is our strength. i think a lot of people around the country would say that. but in actuality, sometimes our diversity, you know, demonstrated by that experience i had, can be seen as a threat and seen as a concern. and so when we're looking at the united states and we're thinking about what is it we want to project to the rest of the world, how do we want to showcase what america is, certainly for an organization like the state department, which literally is our face to the rest of the world, so that's
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part of it. also, we should be drawing upon that. we should be proud of having so many different cultures, so many different experiences, so many different people that know the world in different ways. that can make for a stronger foreign policy and that's something we need to be thinking about, especially as we're ramping up our relationship and competition with china. we need to be very mindful about how our actions, our words that we use when it comes to china could very much impact and affect the asian-american community here at home. >> i mean, at the same time that's happening, then as we started this segment, we're seeing increased physical assaults on asian-americans, in public. meaning that people -- these suspects are not ashamed to do this in sometimes broad daylight. how does this end? when will this end? >> there's a connection between the different elements and stories we're talking about, which is the question of what
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does it mean to be american and whether or not asian-americans, whether or not we can truly be seen as 100% american. and over the course of my life and my career, i just had this -- what i call a shadow of foreignness that continues to hang over me. and whether it's a questioning of my loyalty to this country or something else that asian-americans face, it's this question of do we belong here. and i know that one of the attacks against an asian-american woman in new york, literally the attacker said, you don't belong here. that's what we're fighting against. we want to say, we do belong here. this is our country. and we are as much in love with america as anybody else. and our loyalty should not be questioned and we just ask for respect to be seen as others are. that's what this is about. and this is what we're trying to push towards and address when it comes to the heartbreaking violence that you were showing earlier. >> congressman andy kim, we really appreciate you coming on to speak with us about all of this. thank you. >> thank you.
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